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The Visit - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Durrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit is about greed, love, and one woman's carefully plotted revenge. The oft-widowed Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but her arrival carries a dreadful price. Tony Award winner Roger Rees co-stars as Anton Schell, the man who scorned Claire years ago. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks "What can your heart afford?"

Running Time:

One hour and 35 minutes with no intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)

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149 W. 45th St.
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Featured Reviews For The Visit


Chita Rivera gets her diva Broadway return in ‘The Visit’ - NY Post
It's Chita Rivera's world: We just live in it. This works out very well for the Kander and Ebb musical "The Visit," in which the charismatic star plays a billionairess who buys her hometown...It being by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb...delights in uncovering greed, hypocrisy and the perversion of justice. Admittedly, this isn't their strongest score...The ensemble is impeccable, save for Rees, who looked visibly uncomfortable at a recent performance and whose singing is serviceable at best. But "The Visit" is Claire, and Rivera..."I'm unkillable," Claire says. And you may find yourself wishing Rivera could also go on forever.

'The Visit': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
It's an arresting vehicle for the indomitable Chita Rivera...she remains a uniquely steely stage presence at 82 -- graceful, dignified and commanding...The dramatic weak point is Anton. While Rees is a fine, sensitive actor, there's something unsatisfying about the way his role is drawn...Doyle and company access the mordant absurdist humor of Durrenmatt's work, but the chilling social and political critique...is diluted in the streamlined show...The big issue is one of repetitiveness, as McNally treads similar ground from character to character, without much complexity...Even Kander's score, with its lethargic but insistent Kurt Weill-style oom-pah circus rhythms, has a sameness at times...One of the production's rewards is the thrilling choral singing and exquisitely textured harmonies. But unquestionably, the reason to see The Visit, even with its flaws, is the star, whose brittle vocals cut like ice.


 



 

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by Sally Henry Fuller - June 14, 2015
The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway!
by Tyler Peterson - June 8, 2015
Producers announced today that The Visit starring Chita Rivera will play its final performance on Sunday, June 14th(3 PM).  Previews began on March 26th and opening night was April 23, 2015.  The Visit is at the Lyceum Theatre   (149 West 45th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - June 8, 2015
Tony nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of THE VISIT were among the performances on last night's show. Watch the appearance below!
by Caryn Robbins - June 5, 2015
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Chita Rivera revealed she wants to guest star on The Walking Dead and chats about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2015
We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Terrence McNally, Best Book of a Musical nominee for The Visit.
by TV News Desk - June 4, 2015
NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, June 4th.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 2, 2015
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including The Visit's Jason Danieley, who performed 'I Was the Only One'- check it out below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 1, 2015
The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio on April 27th to record the musical's original cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album will be released June 26th, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive preview of 'Yellow Shoes,' as performed by the company on the cast album!
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2015
As previously reported, The Visit's Roger Rees has taken a leave from his role in the new Broadway musical The Visit, with Tom Nelis stepping in for the time being. Today, producers have released a statement on Rees' departure, confirming it's due to medical reasons.
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015
NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Thursday, June 4th.
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015
At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015
At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities!
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2015
According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool. 
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 24, 2015
Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below!
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 23, 2015
BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more!

The Visit Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Visit been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Terrence McNally, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Japhy WeidemanBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for John Kander and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Fred Ebb.

What other awards has The Visit been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Terence McNally, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for John Kander, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Pask, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Roger Rees, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Visit, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The VisitOutstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Japhy Weideman and Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit.

What other awards has The Visit won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Terence McNally Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for John Kander Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Pask Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Roger Rees Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Japhy Weideman Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit.

What awards has The Visit been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Terence McNally, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for John Kander, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Pask, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Roger Rees, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Visit, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The VisitOutstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Japhy Weideman and Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit.

What awards has The Visit won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Terence McNally Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for John Kander Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Pask Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Roger Rees Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Japhy Weideman Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit.

What productions of The Visit have there been?
The Visit has had 8 productions including New York which opened in 1999, Broadway which opened in 2001, Chicago (Regional) which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, Arlington, VA (Regional) which opened in 2007, Arlington, VA (Regional) which opened in 2008, Williamstown, MA (Regional) which opened in 2014 and Broadway which opened in 2015.